Minden Elementary hosts annual Camp Invention | RecordCourier.com

Minden Elementary hosts annual Camp Invention

Staff Reports
Shannon Litz

Minden Elementary School is hosting Camp Invention the week of June 24 through June 28. This year’s Camp Invention program is GeoQuest which features the I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where children combine physics and re-engineered household items to create the ultimate Duck Chucking Device.

The program is directed by Lauren Spires from Minden Elementary and taught by other Douglas County School District elementary school teachers.

“Based on feedback from the country’s finest school districts, Camp Invention has earned a reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming. This has helped the organization grow to a national program serving over 77,000 children,” said Michael J. Oister, Chief Operating Officer for Invent Now. “Parents tell us Camp Invention improves their child’s outlook on learning and increases their child’s interest in using science to solve problems.”

Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering and math content.

Each day children rotate through integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play.

To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit http://www.campinvention.org or call (800) 968-4332.

Since Camp Invention’s inception, the program has grown to include more than 1,200 school partnerships in 49 states. In 2012, more than 77,000 children participated nationwide. The United States Patent and Trademark Office continues to support Invent Now’s mission to inspire creativity and inventive thinking in children of all ages.